28 So that they have caused the voice of the poor to [a]come unto him, and he hath heard the cry of the afflicted.

29 And when he giveth quietness, who can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who can behold him, whether it be upon nations, or upon a man only?

30 Because the [b]hypocrite doth reign, and because the people are snared.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 34:28 By their cruelty and extortion.
  2. Job 34:30 When tyrants sit in the throne of justice which under pretence of executing justice are but hypocrites and oppress the people, it is a sign that God hath drawn back his countenance of favor from that place.